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Was Brad Pitt Excused From Jury Duty For Being Too Famous?!

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Many people use a variety of methods to get out of jury duty: fake an illness, wear a crazy costume, or pretend to not speak English.

Or you could do what Brad Pitt did, and be excused for being WAY too famous!!!

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After the 51-year-old actor was reportedly called to jury service a week ago, officials believed his celebrity status would be too distracting and immediately dismissed him.

According to lawyer William R. Lively, the actor's notoriety was problematic for both the trial and the other jurors:

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Sony Lawyers Up! Demands News Agencies Stop Using All Stolen Data For Stories OR ELSE!!

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By now, if you haven't heard about the big Sony hack, you must be living under a rock or in North Korea (which was thought to have been involved)!

Sony Pictures Entertainment has finally lawyered up and sent a letter to news organizations (from blogs, all the way up to The New York Times) warning them against using any "stolen information" revealed by hackers.

The letter demands any documents downloaded should be avoided and destroyed.

Their lawyer, David Boies, wrote:

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Dr. Luke Files ANOTHER Lawsuit! This Time He's Suing Kesha's Lawyer For Defamation Over Those Lady GaGa Tweets!

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In the ongoing drama between Kesha and her former producer Dr. Luke, there seems to be ANOTHER lawsuit that's popped up.

Last week, Lady GaGa appeared on the Howard Stern Show and admitted that she was raped when she was 19-years-old.

[ Related: Lady GaGa Addresses Claims That Dr. Luke Raped Her! ]

Well, the Tik Tok singer's lawyer Mark Geragos then took to Twitter to claim that Dr. Luke was the one who forced himself onto GaGa.

The famed producer ain't having it, however, since he just filed a lawsuit against Geragos for defamation.

Luke is claiming

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Bill Cosby Fires Back At The Woman Who Accused Him Of Raping Her At 15

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Bill Cosby is hitting back at his latest accuser.

On Thursday, the comedian filed legal docs in response to Judy Huth's claim that he raped her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974. The woman, who was only 15 at the time, alleges Cosby sexually assaulted her after the pair took part in a drinking game.

[ Related: Bill Sued For The Alleged Sexual Assault Of A 15-Year-Old ]

Obviously, the claim was so explosive that the 77-year-old couldn't ignore it like he has with past allegations, so he's countersuing the woman in hopes that her case gets dismissed.

In the legal docs, The Cosby Show star cites many holes in Judy's story, including the fact that she

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Teresa Giudice Sues Her Lawyer For Malpractice — Says He's To Blame For Her 15-Month Jail Sentence!

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Teresa Giudice is NOT happy with her former lawyer!

The reality star, who is set to serve a 15-month sentence for fraud starting in January, is suing her lawyer for malpractice to the tune of $5 million dollars.

[ Related: OITNB Star Taylor Schilling Offers Teresa Prison Advice! ]

Wow, that's A LOT of money!

Tre claims the lawyer failed to do his job, like meeting with her prior to completing bankruptcy docs and failing to mention key assets like her cars, her rental property income, and various bank accounts.

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Lady GaGa Addresses Claim That Dr. Luke Raped Her

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Lady GaGa has responded to allegations made by Kesha's lawyer that Dr. Luke raped her, and she said that the accusation is completely untrue.

GaGa spoke to Howard Stern on Tuesday, and intimated how she herself had been sexually assaulted years ago by a record producer but didn't give the identity away.

[ Related: Lily Allen Pokes Fun At Kesha's Sexual Abuse Claims With Costume ]

In response, Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos tweeted, "Guess who the rapist was?" and when someone asked if it was Dr. Luke, Mark retorted: "#bingo."

A rep for GaGa denied any truth to Mark's claim (although they wouldn't specify the record producer in question), saying:

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Orange Is The New Black's Taryn Manning Has Her Lawyer Explain Yesterday's Arrest — Says His Client Is Innocent

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Taryn Manning's lawyer is lashing out against the claims that his client threatened her former friend, Jeanine Heller.

On Wednesday, Taryn was arrested for violating a restraining order after she allegedly made explosive threats against Jeanine, a violation which was later voided by prosecutors.

[ Related: Taryn Manning Arrested For Making Criminal Threats! ]

Manning's lawyer explained:

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